Friday, October 30, 2009

Frugalicious Friday Fun

My baby's room is a collection of resale and free finds, but honestly, had i been given a shopping spree at a top-of-the-line furniture store, i would have opted for my thrifty finds instead - i love that the items have been used and loved before - if they could just talk to us and tell us their stories...

this was the very first thing i found - curbside - for izzy's room. this lamp was gold and black with a hunter green base - the crystals had been removed but i had crystals that i rescued from a chandelier that were just waiting for a purpose. the thing that captured my eye was the three cherubs circling the base of the lamp, which to me, once in my home, represented my three little girls. i spraypainted it in two shades of purple, used a lamp shade that i had purchased earlier, and replaced the missing crystals. i just love it!

izzy's lamp sits upon the first "shabby chic" purchase i ever made, back in 2000, way before children were a thought in my mind. i got it for $1 at a garage sale, and my grandma even treated me that day! so i guess that makes it a free gift. it has made three moves with us now, been in three different bedrooms and has finally found a great home in izzy's room.


  1. Two great pieces. The repurposed lamp is too cute and looks great in purple. The bedside table is a classic...even better at $1.00!

  2. You have such a talent for reworking things! These are really beautiful!

  3. Great finds. I love that lamp!

  4. I'm with you...I'd take all my unique and quirky thrift finds over matchymatchy (and pricey-pricey) anyday. Love what you've done!

  5. That lamp is so much fun! I love the color and the feathered shade. The interesting shape gives it sophistication. Love it! Thanks for linking to FFF.

  6. hello!

    how very fun & frothy!


  7. Oh, this lamp is so fabulously chic...I love it! thanks for sharing and thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

  8. You have such a talent for reworking things! These are really beautiful! Work from home India


admit it! comments make your day! i'd love to hear what you have to say!